Spring 2019

Conference
May 16–18, 2019

"The Roman Republic in the Long Fourth Century"

Please RSVP by May 10, 2019 to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

SPONSORED BY
The Princeton University Department of Classics, The Humanities Council, The Department of Art and Archaeology, The Program in the Ancient World, The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, The Center for Collaborative History, The Princeton Environmental Institute, and the University Center for Human Values
Faber Lecture
April 16, 2019

“The Politics of the Swarm”

Page duBois, UC San Diego
Sponsored by the Eberhard L. Faber 1915 Memorial Fund in the Humanities Council
Workshop
April 12, 2019

"Tracing The Latin Tradition In Nonnus’ Dionysiaca"

Sophia Papaioannou, University of Athens
Hellenic Studies, The Department of Classics
Round Table Discussion
April 6, 2019

"Is Homer an Author?"

A roundtable discussion with

Pierre Judet de la Combe

on the occasion of the publication of his translation of the Iliad

Those attending the lunch are asked to RSVP by Wednesday, April 3rd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Pierre Judet de la Combe, Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études and Director of Research at the CNRS
Performance
April 5–13, 2019

Phèdre

The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University will present Phèdre, Jean Racine’s classic French play based on ancient Greek and Roman tragedies in a new English translation by Princeton alumnus Marc Decitre. The production features senior J Sansone in the title role and is directed by faculty member Suzanne Agins. Performances are April 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 8:00 p.m. in
Workshop
March 29–30, 2019

The Filologos and the Antiquarius: Studying Language and Objects in Renaissance Europe

Committee on Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Center for Collaborative History; Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund; Department of Classics; Department of Art and Archaeology; Committee for the Study of Late Antiquity
Lecture
March 26, 2019

"From chaos to chaos: Janus’ Speech in Fasti 1 and the Gates of War"

Francesca Romana Berno, Sapienza University of Rome
Performance
March 8–10, 2019

Student Production of The Odyssey

Homer’s classic epic poem of a journey home is reimagined in a participatory production of The Public Theater’s PublicWorks version of The Odyssey, directed by Victoria Davidjohn, designed by Annabel Barry, and featuring Carly Maitlin, Bria McKenzie, and Justin Ramos.

Lecture
March 7, 2019

"Musical Meaning after Aristotle"

Sean Gurd, University of Missouri
Student-Led Event
March 2, 2019

Princeton Certamen 2019

The Princeton Classics Club announces the second annual Princeton Certamen — a quiz-bowl with questions based on Roman history, culture, mythology, literature, and language. Hosting high school and middle school students from all over the country, the Club hopes to inspire passion for the Classics and the Junior Classical League (JCL) with a competitive yet friendly contest.

Thermae Romae
Student-Led Event
February 22, 2019

Screening of Thermae Romae (2012)

The Classics Club is hosting a movie night. Please RSVP to Tashi Treadway.

Lecture
February 4, 2019

"Translating the Odyssey Again: How and Why, With Emily Wilson"

Emily R. Wilson, University of Pennsylvania
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Princeton Public Library, Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Women’s Center

Fall 2018

Lecture
December 4, 2018

Being of Two Minds: Plotinus’ Account of Psychological Conflict in Ennead 4.3.31

Sara Magrin, University of California, Berkeley, Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Council and the Program in Classical Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy
Image of Caesar
Lunch Lecture
November 16, 2018

"Naked? Fortunately not. The Gallic Wars as literary texts."

Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
By Invitation Only
Prentice Lecture
November 15, 2018

"Classics As Crime Fiction. A Conversation with Caesar, Labienus, and Polybius"

Christopher B. Krebs, Stanford University
Manuscript and person writing
Lecture
October 22, 2018

Fake Letters: Authors and Agendas in the Ancient World

Program in the Ancient World

Kathryn Tempest, University of Roehampton, London
Conference
October 4–5, 2018

"Domestic Violence: The Limits and Possibilities of a Concept"

Co-Sponsored by the Department of Classics
Lecture
October 1, 2018

CANCELLED - Robert Fagles Lecture for Classics in the Contemporary Arts

Luis Alfaro
Lecture
September 27, 2018

“Evander and the Invention of the Prehistory of Latium in Virgil’s Aeneid.”

Sergio Casali (University of Rome “Tor Vergata”)

Spring 2018

Department Event
June 4, 2018

Class Day

Department Event
June 1, 2018

Alumnae/i Breakfast

Erica Choi
Student Presentation
May 10, 2018

“Reading Translations of Ovid’s Rapes”

Classics major Erica Choi is speaking at Princeton Research Day, a celebration of the research and creative endeavors of undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other non-faculty researchers. The event is free and open to the public.

Erica Choi (Class of 2018)
Oracle Hysterical group photo
Performance
May 6, 2018

Oracle Hysterical: “Hecuba”

“Hecuba” is a lush and experimental rock-leaning album based on Euripides’ tragedy of the same name. Written around 424 BCE in Athens, Hecuba is a savage story of revenge in which the disgraced queen of Troy, Hecuba, with her city razed and her children murdered, descends from nobility to primal violence. A week before the national release on May 13, Oracle Hysterical will debut the album at Taplin Auditorium in Princeton, with a post-performance discussion featuring Brooke Holmes and Josh Billings.

 

Part band, part book club, Oracle Hysterical combines eclectic musical influences with literary breadth. All members of the group perform and compose, with each project developed collectively.

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics, the Department of Music, and Postclassicisms.
Lecture
May 1, 2018

“Sensing Divinity?”

Esther Eidinow (Visiting Research Scholar, Department of History and the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies, University of Bristol)
Lunch Lecture
April 27, 2018

“Commenting on the Siluae: The Visual Dimension”

Please RSVP by Monday, April 23rd to eileenrobinson@princeton.edu

Kathleen Coleman (Harvard University)
Conference
April 20, 2018

“Women in Classics, Women on Classics”

Sponsored by the Department of Classics, Humanities Council, Program in the Ancient World, Department of Art and Archaeology, Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Philosophy, Center for Human Values
Screening
April 19, 2018

“Drei Söhne / Three Sons”

Drei Söhne / Three Sons, followed by discussion with

André Laks (Visiting Lecturer in the Humanities Council and Oates Fellow in Classical Philosophy)

Thomas Trezise (Professor and Chair, French & Italian)

 

University Center for Human Values will host a screening of Drei Söhne / Three Sons, a 90-minute documentary by Birgit-Karin Weber that was released at the end of 2016 in Germany and was shown in various festivals last year.

Cosponsored by the Humanities Council, French and Italian, Philosophy, Music, and Classics
Symposium
April 13, 2018

"How Literatures Begin: A Comparative Approach to Problems and Methods"

Organized by Denis Feeney and Joel Lande. Sponsored by the Department of German, Department of Classics, East Asian Studies, The Humanities Council, Comparative Literature, and Slavic.
Lecture
April 11, 2018

"Let Us Alter And Corrupt The Maxim: Socrates And Aristodemos In The Prologue Of Plato's Symposium."

Gabriel Danzig (Bar-Ilan University)
Sponsored by the Department of Classics, University Center for Human Values and the Program in Classical Philosophy
Reading Group
April 4, 2018

"The Place of Greece" Session 7

Allyson Vieira (independent artist)
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